TIRUMALA, December 30: In reference to the auspicious spiritual occasion of Vaikuntha Ekadasi which is falling on the first day of the New Year in 2015 on Januray 1, the ceremonious cleaning occasion of Koil Alwar Tirumanajanam will take place in Srivari temple at Tirumala on Tuesday.
This periodical festival is often performed 4 times every year before 4 necessary spiritual events like Ugadi, Anivara Asthanam, Vaikunta Ekadasi and the annual Brahmotsavams in Tirumala temple.
In this unique spiritual exercise, the primary deity was shielded with a water-proof cover and all of the idols had been removed from the sanctum sanctorum.
The whole sanctum sanctorum was then totally pumped with water and smeared with a fragrant paste containing top quality sandalwood powder, refined turmeric, camphor, saffron, vermilion, a root vegetable known as “Kicchiligadda” and different ingredients which act as disinfectants.
Over 500 workers of Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam will participate on this ceremonious temple cleaning festival. Top brass officers additionally participates on this festival.
TTD has cancelled Asthadala Pada Padmaradhana in reference to this festival. The darshan to pilgrims will resume after 12 noon on Tuesday.